Tips for Winterizing a Vacant Home

Central Ohio Homes face all the onslaughts of winter and the cold.  Snowbirds who head south for winter can help protect a vacant home with some easy steps. Theft, water damage, heating and electrical system malfunctions are possible threats while a person is away for long periods of time. Learn how to winterize a home to avoid some of the pitfalls that occur with a home left unoccupied for the cooler months.   Appearances Matter A home which appears occupied is going to be a less likely target for theft. The following steps can help: Forward mail, stop newspaper delivery or ask a friend to collect items Arrange for snow removal after storms Use motion-sensitive exterior and interior lights on timers and set for varying times to discourage prowlers   Protection from Thieves Thieves may notice when a family has left a home unoccupied and try to gain access to the property and items left in the home. Start with the following steps to protect a home from thieves: Secure external doors
http://www.cprealestate.com/blog/2016/11/02/tips-for-winterizing-a-vacant-home

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